No more egg shaming; cardiovascular risks unfounded

May 18, 18 No more egg shaming; cardiovascular risks unfounded

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For years we’ve been warned the cholesterol in eggs raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, however new research shows that in people with pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, eggs do not raise cardiovascular risk if they are part of a healthy diet. What’s more, they pose no additional challenges to weight loss. These...

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NSAIDs — the dangers and the alternatives for pain

May 14, 18 NSAIDs — the dangers and the alternatives for pain

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According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at the top of the list. However, with research mounting...

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Chronic viruses linked to inflammatory diseases

May 14, 18 Chronic viruses linked to inflammatory diseases

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The Epstein-Barr virus infects more than 90 percent of people in the United States by the age of 20. At least one in four of those infected will develop the commonly-known disease mononucleosis, or “mono,” experiencing a rash, enlarged liver or spleen, head- and body aches, and extreme fatigue. However, Epstein-Barr...

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Target gut microbiome for osteoarthritis and joint pain

May 14, 18 Target gut microbiome for osteoarthritis and joint pain

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Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the number one cause of disability in the US, afflicting 31 million people. Until now, treatment strategies have been aimed at pain relief but not the inflammatory factors driving it. However, new research shows that improving the gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that live...

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